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E3 2014: Code Name: S.T.E.A.M., A Brand New IP, Unveiled for 3DS

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M., A Brand New IP, Unveiled for 3DS

Details and images released

Nintendo's eagerly anticipated developer session for a previously unannounced 3DS title has taken place, and it revealed a brand new IP. It's Code Name: S.T.E.A.M, a title that originally emerged through a U.S. trademark in early April. In that filing it had the full title Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Strike Team Eliminating...

E3 2014: Hyrule Warriors Not Part of Zelda Timeline, More Like an Avengers Spin-Off

Hyrule Warriors Not Part of Zelda Timeline, More Like an Avengers Spin-Off

Oh Aonuma-san, we love you

With a Western release confirmed for 26th September, Hyrule Warriors is likely to be on plenty of Wii U owners' radars. The mashup of Tecmo Koei's Dynasty Warriors with Nintendo's iconic franchise is fairly close, then, and is creating plenty of buzz with the sheer range of playable characters and the level of fan-service...

E3 2014: Launch Sales of Mario Kart 8 Outperform Mario Kart 7 Figures in North America

Launch Sales of Mario Kart 8 Outperform Mario Kart 7 Figures in North America

An 18% attach rate in just three days

We already know that Mario Kart 8 enjoyed an exceptional launch, selling 1.2 million copies worldwide in its opening weekend. In an analyst meeting behind closed doors, it seems that the title has seized the honour of, initially at least, outperforming its 3DS predecessor. Senior Research Analyst David Gibson...

Talking Point: Nintendo's Innovative E3 Approach is a Breath of a Fresh Air

Nintendo's Innovative E3 Approach is a Breath of a Fresh Air

Going its own way

As this article goes live Nintendo's Treehouse team will be well into its second day of live demonstrations, showing off projects and titles revealed in the Nintendo Digital Event. It's an approach from Nintendo to offer rolling coverage and continually seize attention, while the company has fulfilled an obligation for a major...

News: Final Fantasy Explorers Announced for 3DS

Final Fantasy Explorers Announced for 3DS

The final frontier

Japanese publication Jump has revealed in its latest issue that Square Enix is currently developing a multiplayer action-RPG game for the 3DS called Final Fantasy Explorers. According to magazine, players will be able to select from a variety of different classes for their character, essentially enabling them to narrow down to a...

E3 2014: Quickfire Shigeru Miyamoto Video Focuses On His Three GamePad Projects

Quickfire Shigeru Miyamoto Video Focuses On His Three GamePad Projects

Watch a player's face as they play Star Fox...

Nintendo is slowly waking up for day two of E3, and has released a snappy video featuring Shigeru Miyamoto that's focused on his GamePad-centric projects. It was formally stated to investors in January that the Director and lead designer would be tasked with developing experiences to accentuate the...

Reaction: Our Thoughts on Nintendo's Big Day at E3

Our Thoughts on Nintendo's Big Day at E3

Lots to consider

With day one of E3 now long closed, it gives us an opportunity to look back at Nintendo's efforts. It was arguably the most sustained onslaught — over the course of 8-9 hours — that Nintendo's ever produced, starting us off with a Digital Event, following up with rolling live demonstrations from the Treehouse team and rounding...

E3 2014: Three Different Modes Detailed for Star Fox Wii U

Three Different Modes Detailed for Star Fox Wii U

An outside developer may be enlisted to hit 2015 release target

The reveal of Star Fox for Wii U has been a relatively extraordinary occurrence so far at E3, as it was inadvertently leaked by TIME and then, peculiarly, not considered ready for demonstration in the Nintendo Treehouse broadcast. As a result, there's no useful footage — the screen...

E3 2014: Did Zelda Williams Just Tease Majora's Mask 3D?

Did Zelda Williams Just Tease Majora's Mask 3D?

We're speculating, salt at the ready

We know that Nintendo likes to be in control. We imagine that those participating in its live streams and the Super Smash Bros. Invitational have had to jump through so many hoops that they'll feel like circus performers, as the company relentlessly keeps major events 'on message'; when that message is full of...

E3 2014: PDP Shows Off its New GameCube-Styled Wired Fight Pad For Wii U and Wii

PDP Shows Off its New GameCube-Styled Wired Fight Pad For Wii U and Wii

More ways to smash

PDP has taken the golden opportunity that is E3 2014 to show off its upcoming Wired Fight Pad for Wii U and Wii, and they're bound to turn the heads of many long-time Nintendo fans. Clearly designed to capitalise on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U's impending release, these remodelled versions of the Classic Controller (not to be...

News: Shin Megami Tensei IV Confirmed For Q3 eShop Release In Europe

Shin Megami Tensei IV Confirmed For Q3 eShop Release In Europe

Atlus is self-publishing, no physical release planned

Atlus has confirmed that popular 3DS RPG Shin Megami Tensei IV is coming to Europe later this year. Unlike the Japanese and North American editions of the game, Shin Megami Tensei IV will not be getting a physical release in Europe — it will be exclusive to the 3DS eShop. "Shin Megami Tensei...

Feature: All Of The Vital Super Smash Bros. Roundtable Details, As Pac-Man Joins The Fight

All Of The Vital Super Smash Bros. Roundtable Details, As Pac-Man Joins The Fight

Our man at E3 on Mii customisation, Amiibo and more

Below is a detailed summary from the recently held Super Smash Bros. roundtable, presented by Masahiro Sakurai, as we highlight the most important details and question answers. Once Masahiro Sakurai took to the stage to begin the roundtable, it didn't take long for him to drop the biggest news...

News: Club Nintendo Rewards Updated for June, Led by Kirby Once Again

Club Nintendo Rewards Updated for June, Led by Kirby Once Again

Electroplankton and Mario Party also available

A couple of days late, Club Nintendo has updated its rewards for June, and we've got a delicious slate of games to choose from in North America. If you missed out on 3D Classics: Kirby's Adventure on Club Nintendo last month you're in luck – take a gander: Electroplankton Rec-Rec – 150 coins...

News: Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Confirmed, Being Produced by Neal Moritz

Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Confirmed, Being Produced by Neal Moritz

It's actually happening, people

Back in late March we reported on a rumored "dark and edgy" Sonic the Hedgehog film and outlined some of the preliminary details. Today, Hollywood Reporter has confirmed the production of the film, albeit with little to no information about the actual content involved. As it turns out, Sony Pictures-based producer...

E3 2014: Time for Another Blowout of Nintendo Videos

Time for Another Blowout of Nintendo Videos

Because we don't want to miss anything

It's been a manic day so far, yet Nintendo has unveiled some footage and trailers that's not appeared in its Digital Event or follow-up articles. Clearly it's time to resolve that. There are a host of additional trailers to enjoy, covering retail and download titles on both Wii U and 3DS. Without further ado,...

E3 2014: Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney to Finally Have Its Day in North America

Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney to Finally Have Its Day in North America

Slated for a 29th August release

One of our time's greatest mysteries has finally been solved: When in the blue-suited, top-hatted blazes will Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney finally make it to North America!? The answer, dear friends, came following the Nintendo Digital Event. North American puzzle-lovers can look forward to...

E3 2014: Fantasy Life for 3DS Gets a North American Release Date

Fantasy Life for 3DS Gets a North American Release Date

Another excuse to escape real life

Nintendo announced earlier today that life role-playing game Fantasy Life for 3DS will be arriving in North America this coming October. Developed by Level-5 in collaboration with Nintendo subsidiary 1-UP Studios, the game tasks players with choosing a profession and making a name for themselves within the game's...

E3 2014: Zelda Wii U Looks So Great You Really Should Put It On Your Desktop

Zelda Wii U Looks So Great You Really Should Put It On Your Desktop

Wallpaper ahoy!

If you're like us then you're probably still recovering from that gorgeous Legend of Zelda Wii U footage shown off during Nintendo's E3 Digital Event. The forthcoming game looks amazing, but 2015 feels so far away — so what better way to make the wait a little less painful than to furnish your desktop with one of these beautiful...

E3 2014: Nintendo Launches 30% Off Discount Bonanza on the Wii U and 3DS eShop Stores

Nintendo Launches 30% Off Discount Bonanza on the Wii U and 3DS eShop Stores

Mario, Sonic, Zelda, LEGO and Yoshi games included

With E3 2014 now into the swing of things, Nintendo of America has launched an enticing 30% discount promotion on multiple major titles on both the Wii U and 3DS. The discounts have been applied to franchises that are prominent in Nintendo's show, with Mario, Sonic, Zelda, Yoshi and LEGO (courtesy...